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Faults Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Faults

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I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

 

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
- Chinese proverb

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Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman,
but no angel.
- Doris Lessing

Never exaggerate your faults, your friends will attend to that.
- Bob Edwards

Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because
it makes a victim of both parties.
- Gene Tierney

Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives
his weaknesses and faults,
so a German will not despise the old Germany which
was once a symbol of greatness to him.
- Gustav Stresemann

The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect,
a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
- James F. Cooper

I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.
- William Hazlitt

My friend is he who will tell me my faults in private.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

I must work hard to make my singing above reproach;
there must be no faults which hard work would take care of.
- Kate Smith

Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
- Thomas Carlyle

Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not
strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them.
- Samuel Beckett

All the passions make us commit faults;
love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present.
I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them.
There's no future in it.
- Sparky Anderson

Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.
- Matthew Prior

In America, with all of its evils and faults,
you can still reach through the forest and see the sun.
But we don't know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country.
- Dick Gregory

The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Most faults are not in our Constitution,
but in ourselves.
- Ramsey Clark

A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his
own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming
little "personal characteristics."
- Helen Rowland

Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine.
The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
- Thomas Carlyle

Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults,
a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Faults are beauties in a lover's eye.
- Theocritus

Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.
- Phillips Brooks

I think people who have faults are a lot more interesting
than people who are perfect.
- Spike Lee

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
- Les Brown

A husband without faults is a dangerous observer.
- George Savile

The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon.
They have their faults, and everyone sees them;
they change and everyone looks up to them.
- Confucius

I may have many faults, but being wrong ain't one of them.
- Jimmy Hoffa

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation,
but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Everything becomes so problematic because of basic faults:
from a discontent with myself.
- Anna Freud

To discern what weaknesses and faults separate you from God,
you must enter into your own inward ground and then confront yourself.
- Johannes Tauler

It's easy to see the faults in people I know;
it's hardest to see the good.
Especially when the good isn't there.
- Will Cuppy

We all have faults, and mine is being wicked.
- James Thurber

Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults;
look for what is good and strong,
and try to imitate it.
Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves,
when their time comes.
- John Ruskin

The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults,
not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should
not become your dearest friend.
- Agnes de Mille

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults.
Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.
- George Eliot

Learn to know every man under you, get under his skin,
know his faults.
Then cater to him - with kindness or roughness as his case may demand.
- John McGraw

If the best man's faults were written on his forehead,
he would draw his hat over his eyes.
- Thomas Gray

There's something so accessible about heroes who have faults.
- Laura Dern

Negroes are human beings with exactly the same faults
and virtues as members of the other races.
- Ethel Waters

Forgive, forget.
Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.
- Phillips Brooks

Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing
our parents' shortcomings.
- Laurence J. Peter

We are people with all the hopes, dreams,
passions, and faults of everyone else.
Eighty percent of us are born into families with no history of dwarfism.
- Billy Barty

Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure
in complaining of others.
- Francois Fenelon

There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence
that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
- Oliver Goldsmith

If, when you charged a person with his faults,
you credited him with his virtues too,
you would probably like everybody.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

I think it would be very boring dramatically to have
a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults.
To me, the most important thing is to be truthful.
- Spike Lee

It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue
severity in correcting faults is liable at times to
discourage a boy's mind from effort.
- Quintilian

A brother who recognizes that we have shortcomings,
we, in the struggle, have faults, and that he wanted
to reconcile differences.
- Louis Farrakhan

I work for him despite his faults and he lets me work
for him despite my deficiencies.
- Bill Moyers

To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
- Alexander Pope

The essence of a man is found in his faults.
- Francis Picabia

Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
- Antisthenes

We make mistakes, we have our faults,
and God knows some of us have more than our share,
but when danger threatens and duty calls,
we go smiling to our own funeral.
- James Larkin

The greatest of faults, I should say,
is to be conscious of none.
- Thomas Carlyle

Nobody can be perfect unless he admits his faults,
but if he has faults how can he be perfect?
- Laurence J. Peter

Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still.
- Charles Churchill

Focus on remedies, not faults.
- Jack Nicklaus

Parents forgive their children least readily for the
faults they themselves instilled in them.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Love has features which pierce all hearts,
he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved.
He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same.
- Voltaire

To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame;
to copy faults is want of sense.
- Charles Churchill

Every man has his faults; I have and so have you -
you will allow me to say so!
- Clara Schumann


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